“The program is structured differently so that students work through the entire golf season; this is a benefit to both the student and the golf courses. The students will now be working and learning in October when the courses are put to bed. We are happy to be student mentors. There is a shortage of skilled professionals in our industry and golf courses scramble to grab graduates from Olds College. The programs are filled with options and will definitely help propel a student’s career.”


Dustin Zdan – Superintendent
Connaught Golf Club

Program Description

November Start – Online
January Start – on Campus

Tee-up for your drive to success!

This is the prestigious credential that today’s golf course industry professionals are looking for. Within Canada this degree is the highest level of education a student can achieve in the turfgrass management profession. The applied degree consists of year three and four of the program. Within the third year students will complete courses through online delivery and then participate in a four month residency (January – April). The fourth year is an eight month self-directed work term, which can commence immediately after the completion of the third year (May – December).

This is a lifestyle career which combines your passion for the game and the outdoors…imagine watching the sun rise on a green which you designed, built and maintained using the skills and science you learned at Olds College.

Year One & Two of Turfgrass Management Certificate and Diploma

 

Learn from the pros that have worked as course superintendents and are still active in the industry. This is the perfect program for those who like to learn environmental and operations management on the job. Based on the CGSA’s National Occupational Standards profile and the advice of industry experts, what you learn in this program will provide you with the skills and techniques needed for managing a golf course’s complex ecosystem.

Graduates may gain positions as: superintendents or assistant superintendents, irrigation technicians, golf course construction managers, parks and recreation grounds supervisors or marketing and sales representatives to the turf industry.

Career Opportunities

  • Superintendent at a larger operation/property
  • Managerial position within a Municipality
  • Managerial position within a Parks and Recreation property
  • Senior technical sales consultant in the turfgrass industry 

Career Coach

Career Coach is designed to help you find a good career by providing the most current local data on wages, employment, job postings, and associated education and training.

Career Coach: Bachelor of Applied Science Degree - Golf Course Management Major

 

Admission Requirements

  • 2.5 GPA in a horticulture diploma program, or a degree in a closely related area or consent of the department.

 

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This data comes from our academic database and is for the most current academic year.

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Meghan Hayre
Admissions Officer

Phone: (403) 556-8247
Toll Free: 1-800-661-6537
Email: golf@oldscollege.ca 
Location: Bell e-Learning Centre

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Enrolment Advisor

Meghan Hayre
Admissions Officer

Phone: (403) 556-8247
Toll Free: 1-800-661-6537
Email: golf@oldscollege.ca 
Location: Bell e-Learning Centre

Request an Information Package

Check out our VIRTUAL TOUR!

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Ask Us or Visit Us

Still have questions? Ask Us. Or take advantage of our many opportunities to come for a campus visit. Register online or contact our Campus Visit Coordinator, or check out our VIRTUAL TOUR.